The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Garden Club has special guest


April 18, 2018

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Todd Breitenfeldt recently visited a meeting of the Whitehall Garden Club.

Todd Breitenfeldt gave an excellent and informative lecture to the Whitehall Garden Club about the biological control (bugs/insects) of weeds. Todd told the Garden Club that noxious weeds are the cause of environmental damage and without biological controls the result is the devastation of noxious weeds taking over, as we have seen with leafy spurge and knapweed. Todd with the use of a power point presentation showed examples of the European model where host specific insects for a noxious weed can completely control its influence. Insects are introduced that are host specific and over a...

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